Over & over, in order to win at the grocery, I hear budget “experts” preach that you should figure out a grocery budget of $$.$$ and stick with it. Every week or every payday or every month. Do not deviate, they say.
As summer rolls in to fall there are events that spark changes in the pricing of food; some are surprising. All are Cyclic Changes in the market. Cyclic changes are changes that happen on a predictable cycle.
The period of time from the Labor Day Sales (which is the last of the great summer holiday sales) right up to the beginning of our Thanksgiving Sales (which is the first of the great winter holiday sales) is a unique one, sparked by seasonal changes and our cycle of Holidays. And that means Fall Sales and Halloween Sales.
So you’re not Irish? It doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the sales at the grocery store. And if you want to celebrate it like the real Irish Catholics, go to Mass, enjoy the parade, and go home to a humble dinner and an evening with your loved ones. Leave the heavy partying to the 20 some things…well, maybe one beer!